A suicide attack targeted a gathering during an election campaign in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, leaving several people dead or wounded.

The local officials are saying the incident has taken place in the vicinity of Kama district and as a result at least 7 people have been killed and more than 20 others have sustained injuries.

The provincial public health directorate officials are saying that the dead bodies of at least 13 people have been shifted to the hospitals along with 30 others who have sustained injuries.

However, the a provincial council member says at least 14 people have died in the attack and 30 more are wounded.

The incident took place as a parliamentary candidate Nasir Momand had organized an election campaign in the area.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

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